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Bus company lays off drivers after Hartford cuts ties

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A bus company where drivers went on a one-day work stoppage has now laid off more than 130 people.

Dattco told Eyewitness News on Monday that the 138 layoffs were the result of the company cutting ties with the Hartford Public Schools system.

Hartford opted to not renew its contract with Dattco after the work stoppage, which happened last month.

Drivers wanted more hours and higher wages.

As a result of the walkout, 3,400 students were forced to miss school.

Hartford school officials said their Board of Education instead approved a 3-year $20.4 million contract with Specialty Transportation.

Dattco's bid was reportedly $2 million more.

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